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UAE and Israel Consuls General in New York at joint Hanukkah candle lighting

The first joint candle lighting with the Israeli and UAE Consuls General in New York took place on December 14. Itay Milner tweeted "First ever Emirati and Israeli Consuls General Hanukkah candle lighting in NY! I guess it's really is an holiday of miracles." It is one of many firsts in the rapidly developing relationship between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain. Part of this is built on coexistence and interfaith issues and the UAE and Bahrain have both shown open, public interest in highlighting Jewish interfaith aspects of the new relations. A huge Hanukkah celebration in Dubai underpinned the new era.

Thank you Evan and Barbara Bell for the hospitality.

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